Shauna Coxsey lives here, which kind of says it all really...
From challenging gritstone routes and stunning views at Stanage and Burbage, to some of the best indoor walls to have been created - including the training centre for Team GB Climbing at The Climbing Works and the Tokyo Olympics replica wall at the Hangar - there's an array of opportunity for climbing in Sheffield, so you'll never be yearning for an ascent or a bouldering problem while you're here. That's why world class climbing athletes make The Outdoor City their home and we have a 10,000 strong climbing community.
A short video to give you a feel for going on a climbing adventure from Sheffield. You can almost feel the grit scraping your fingertips...
We have thousands of climbing spots around the outskirts of the city centre and into the Peak District. So with countless recorded climbing routes on boulders, edges, crags and quarries, it’s no wonder that the city has become a mecca for climbing enthusiasts. Sheffield is so climbing mad that you even get people practising on the city’s aged and weathered stone walls in places like Broomgrove Road and Mushroom Lane. To many in Sheffield, climbing is a way of life.
So whether you're a beginner looking to get into the sport from scratch or a budding enthusiast looking to move here to get a bit more work/life balance, we've plenty to whet your appetite.
Check out this really handy guide to the climbing scene and spots by the British Mountaineering Council
Watch the CWIF 2023 finals and get some inspiration for your next climb.